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Essential Oils

THINK WELL…LIVE WELL…BE WELL

Essential oils are a great way to encourage wellness and address your health naturally. They are used for emotional, physical, and spiritual support, as well as for cleansing your home and beauty products.

What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils is a liquid compound that is extracted from plants, flowers, and herbs that give them their unique smell. They are used for a number of purposes, such as. perfumes, massage therapy, aromatherapy, cleaning, health and beauty products, and also for medicinal purposes.


The PMDD Survival Kit

There is no one thing that takes PMDD away completely, although there are things that can help alleviate it and make the individual feel better. It’s always there, like a demon monster, just lingering in the background waiting for that one simple thing to set it off.

Each month, I have to fight this ugly demon! I can feel it creeping up on me, but just don’t know how to stop it. I try so hard, but I just don’t seem to be strong enough. One second I can be happy and laughing, then the next I’m in a fetal position crying my eyes out wanting to end it all. “What’s the matter, you ask?” The answer every time is “I don’t know,” and that’s the honest to God truth! Through the hopelessness, I reached for anything and everything that could make me feel better. I wanted nothing more than to be my happy, loving self.

I opted to stay away from medicines because it’s bad enough I have multiple daily meds to take for my asthma. Instead, I opted to put together a ‘No Medication’ survival kit.

1. Keep A Calendar

I can’t stress the importance enough to keep a calendar of your monthly cycles. It not only alerts you to when you can expect the monster to visit, but it’s also a great tool to share with your doctors. There are a number of different calendars you can use, but when tracking cycles and PMDD symptoms, I recommend Me vs PMDD.

2. Essential Oils

There are several essential oils that can help with mood and sleep (2 of the main things that’s missing during hell week).

A couple of my favorites include Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, Lavendar, and Peppermint.

3. Meditation

Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and clear your head. I have this CD and love listening to the relaxing music, as it helps me focus and get rid of negative thoughts.

4. Journal

How many of you use a journal or diary? I do and I love it! I actually use a journal just like the one pictured. When you are able to write down your thoughts, you are able to see them more clearly and it allows you to deal with the emotions you may struggle with.

In addition to the things I listed above, I also include me time. It’s important to know when you need to remove yourself from others so you don’t say things you don’t mean. In addition, I take warm baths, exercise with Beach Body on Demand, eat healthy, watch a favorite movie, read a good book, do a craft with my circuit, and just keep myself busy so my mind doesn’t wander to scary places.

Why I Chose Rocky Mountain Oils Over the Competitors

Our family has used a number of different oils to help with sickness, asthma, PMDD, headaches, etc. After purchasing oils from some of the competitors, we decided after much research, to go with a less expensive, non multi level marketing company. Although other companies have good oils, there prices are higher than we are willing to pay.

7 Things You Should Know About Rocky Mountain Oils

  1. Transparenecy – Rocky Mountain Oils is all about transparency. Everything you need to know about a specific oil is on their website; which includes, the Latin name, and country of origin. They even explain how the oil should be used.

2. Affordable Pricing – The prices of their oils are not astronomical like
some of their competitors. In addition, the prices aren’t extremely low
that makes you question how good the oils are.

3. Shipping – Rocky Mountain Oils offers free shipping in the United
States.

4. Excellent Products – Their products are quality tested through the
entire process and their suppliers must meet strict guidelines. Learn
more about the Rocky Mountain quality and the processes they use.
They believe in their product so much that they offer a 90 day return
policy, with no questions asked.

5. Support – The customer service they provide is amazing! The staff is
knowledgeable and the information provided through the blog has
impressed us.

6. Comparable – Rocky Mountain blends are comparable to some of
your favorite oils from other companies. Feel free to check out
the comparison chart to see for yourself. You might find that you
will enjoy them as much as we do.

7. Club Oil’ty – Not only do they offer lower prices, but when you
purchase from them you get reward points that earn vouchers for
additional money off. Below is the point system:


Earn 1 point for every $1 spent
Earn 100 points for your birthday
Earn 30 points for liking them on Facebook
Earn 30 points for following them on Instagram
Earn 200 points for referrals

  Club Oil’ty Rewards

200 points = $5.00 voucher
400 points = $10.00 voucher
600 points = $15.00 voucher
800 points = $20.00 voucher

Our Experience

We have been using Rocky Mountain oils for a few years and couldn’t be happier with the products and our experience. We have earned Oil’ty vouchers and bought some great oils.

How We Use Rocky Mountain Essential Oils

I could talk forever about oils because I love them that much! There are so many oils that our family has used for a number of things, which includes, first aid, bath bombs, cleaning, and for diffusing. Below are a couple of our favorites.

Sacred Immune Strength – Our absolute favorite! This has carried our family through cold and flu season. We diffuse this often and use it to wipe down counters and door handles with it.

Lavender and Lemon is diffused quite frequently in our home. It helps with my asthma symptoms and helps us to relax.

Peppermint – We have found Peppermint to be the best for bug bites and it helps relieve the itching.

7 Uses for Peppermint Oil

I love Peppermint oil, especially for an upset stomach! My son had a great experience using peppermint oil for nausea and vomiting. Ok, ok, I’ll share the story; It was a wintery day in December, everyone was getting ready for the Christmas show at the community theater. Did I say it was two Christmas shows , on a Saturday, and a lead role in the play? Unfortunately, he woke up ill and I mean ill as in sitting in the bathroom all morning ill. I had him rub some peppermint oil on his stomach and slowly he quit getting sick. He still didn’t feel himself, but was able to function. He made it through the first show, we rubbed some more peppermint oil on his stomach, he laid down for an hour and then ate some food. Who eats food when they are feeling that bad? I know I don’t. By the start of the second show in the afternoon he was back to himself. Man, that’s a tough kid right there. I would have been laying in bed for two more days.

So, back to the original purpose of this post. I am going to share 7 uses for Peppermint Oil. There are many more, but I’m going to touch on just a few for now.


So, what is exactly is Peppermint Oil?

Peppermint oil is derived from the Peppermint plant and is steam distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower bulbs. For many centuries it has been used to aid in upset stomachs, gas, headaches, heartburn, and to freshen the breath.

Fever Reducer
Due to the cooling properties of peppermint, it helps to reduce fevers. Use two drops of Peppermint Oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and run on the temples and forehead.

Fights Bad Breath
A large majority of toothpaste has peppermint in it, just some toothpastes have a lot of other ingredients as well. I prefer to make my own by mixing Baking Soda, fine Sea Salt, and Peppermint Essential Oil. You can find out how to make it under the DIY section.

Relieve an Upset Stomach and Nausea
I shared our story above, but I can’t speak anymore highly of how it helped my son. Although there are a number of different ways that Peppermint Oil can be used for an upset stomach, I’m only going to share the two that I mostly use: one is inhalation, and the other is rubbing it on the belly.
Inhalation: You can put a couple drops of oil in your hand ( Be sure to mix a teaspoon of carrier oil with it). Next, hold your hands cupped around your nose and breathe in. You can also diffuse Peppermint Oil.
Rub the oil around your belly button: Be sure to mix the essential oil with a carrier oil and rub on the belly in a circular motion around the belly button.

Fights Hunger and Curbs Cravings
Inhalation: For appetite control you can use the inhalation method. Use a couple drops of oil mixed with a teaspoon of a carrier oil in the palm of your hands. Cup around your nose and inhale. You can also put the oil in a room diffuser.

Stops Itching from Bug Bites
I have never used Peppermint Oil for other types of itch, but I have read that it works on eczema, rashes, and poison ivy. I have used it on bug bites and it does ok. Dilute 2 drops Peppermint Oil with a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub it directly onto the bug bite to help alleviate the itch.